POWERLIFTING for STRENGTH
The complete strength coach curriculum
POWERLIFTING FOR STRENGTH
The Complete Strength Coach Curriculum:
Powerlifting is exciting sports in its own right. The modern powerlifting type of strength training is however, also a superb base for nearly any type of athlete - as it develops power, strength, explosivity and coordination. In addition, it reduces injury rate in the main sport.
The curriculum that Mark and Pjotr have put together is based on a joint 75+ years of training, competing and coaching experience in powerlifting.
The course is available in an Athlete and Coach version.
In the athlete version the lifts are analysed and recommendations are given on performance improvement programming.
In the coaching version didactics, communication, observation, actual practicing of coaching, performance management are included.
This course is targeted at the following groups:
- A person who aims to become a powerlifting coach.
- Powerlifting athletes.
- Strength coaches for athletes and sports teams.
- Athletes with a desire for indepth knowledge about strength training.
- Personal trainers.
- General public fitness coaches.
The objective of the course is to convey a real-world practical usable toolbox to create better performing Powerlifters and Sports Athletes.
The history of powerlifting
The 3 lifts - theory and practice
Observation, analyzing and improving of weak points
Library and practice of all weak point excercises
Didactics & Athlete / Coach communication
Coaching Software Utilisation (XPS) - license made available during course
Nutrition for strength athletes
Sport Psychology, Mental readiness, Performance Management
Powerlifting meets practice
The curriculum is as follows:
- 6 onsite 2 days session weekends
- 9 online sessions
- 5 onsite 2 days session weekends
Coach and Athlete version
Weekend 1 : 19/20 Feb
Weekend 2: 5/6 March
Weekend 3: 2/3 April
Weekend 4: 9/10 April
Weekend 5: 21/22 May
Exam Weekend : 18/19 June
Online sessions : start as of week of 11 April
Certification Criteria (Athlete):
- Attendance / Skill Asessement
Certification Criteria (Coach):
- Homework assignments
- Theory Exam
- Practical Skills / Didactics Exam
- Paper/Report on guiding athletes
ATC Sports Luxembourg
22 rue de l’industrie
Cost (Coach Version)
Regular € 1400 (to be booked as full bundle)
Cost (Athlete Version)
Regular €750 (also bookable seperately €150 per weekend)
(Includes Lunch, Excludes Hotel, dinner)
Contact us email@example.com for more info or pre-registration
Pjotr Van Den Hoek
Coach Wageningen University, Tilburg University and Eindhoven University, the Netherlands
Headmaster Dalarna University, Powerlifting course, Sweden
International athlete 20 years.
International CAT 1 referee
International Powerlifting coach level 2
National coach Dutch juniors and seniors
Highest IPF points in the Netherlands
Second place Powerlifting in the World
Third place Powerlifting in Europe
First place bench press in Europe
Athlete representative International Powerlifting Federation (IPF)
Mechanical Engineer, owner and founder of ATC Sports - has been lifting weights since 1981.
He has vast knowledge of all aspects of strength training. Over the decades he was engaged in soccer, bodybuilding, powerlifting, strongman, 42km marathons and off-road motorbike rallies. He is still actively competing in Powerlifting and Strongman.
He studied "Strength&Conditioning" at the ISSA, holds a trainer certificate in Olympic Lifting, is an official Powerlifting Trainer recognised by the Dutch Strength Sports Federation, and studied Sports Psychology at uni in Nijmegen, NL.
He is teaching Sports Performance Management Organisation at the LUNEX Sport University and is Country Manager for Sideline Sports XPS .